A Herringbone Dog

I received a very nice email asking me to reproduce a dog doll that they had bought from Land of Nod. She told me such a nice story about how much they loved it and how the old one had gotten destroyed by a new pup. I explained that it would be similar but not exactly the same and she was okay with that. And, here he is.

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I was lucky because I had all the colors of wool that I needed!

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Garden Lady Dog

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You can tell she is a gardener because she has a gardening hat and a basket ;-)

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And her linen jacket with big pockets.

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The tiny buttons going up the front of her shirt are only for show. The shirt closes with snaps.

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Not much gardening to be done around here yet.

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Time for a dog walk

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This fine fellow will walk himself, thank you very much!

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His hat-

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Close-up of the backpack-

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He has a cashmere sweater and scarf. And he is made of cashmere so he’s very soft. His vest is cotton buffalo plaid and lined in black with antique black glass buttons.

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Herringbone Dog

I am imagining that this hound dog is a detective in a cozy British mystery- just the kind I like to read.

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I struggled to get the hat just right- I was aiming for a bowler but this hat is less formal I’d say.

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He has his pipe, his wool jacket, and a velveteen waistcoat/vest. A very kind person recently sent me a great collection of perfect size buttons and I am having great fun using some of them.

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And his hat-

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French Poodle

I have finally finished one of the dogs! Everything seems to be going so slowly but I’ve got the clothing patterns mostly figured out so hopefully it will speed up from here. I have been having a bit too much fun with the accessories… I spent most of today working on felt hat ideas. Anyway, here he is- a dapper Parisian Poodle, doing his shopping for the day.

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He has a cigarette because of course he smokes.

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He has a blue linen jacket over a cashmere striped sweater. He has a linen bag for his shopping. You can see his baguette peeking out of the bag. His jacket pockets hold a handkerchief and a small notebook.

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And here is a close-up of all his stuff- the baguette, a cheese wedge, a bottle (wine?), an apple, a salami, a notebook, a handkerchief, a felt hat, a linen shopping bag.

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I wish I had a beautiful Spring background for him but we are not there yet here in Boston.

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This is the first dog I’ve finished that has removable clothing. It is fun to work on figuring out new fashions.